Named one of 2019’s Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants
Re•STORE and Re•NEW
Facing the challenges of long-term enrollment growth, aging facilities, concerns about equity and a desire to develop future focused educational environments, the Geneseo School District commissioned the BLDD/R. L. Johnson/Unicom•ARC team to conduct a community engagement planning process to develop a long-term master plan.
The team evaluated facilities throughout the District recording physical needs, educational adequacy, security and capacity and created a database of building conditions. The results of this evaluation drove the development of dozens of potential master plan solutions. Analyses were developed through BLDD’s proprietary software, QLEO, in order to understand not only how much these solutions would cost, but also how well they would function as educational environments: a true cost-benefit analysis.
The “Project Leaf” facilities master planning process resulted in a 5-year Master Plan for the district.
Process Result: Passage of a 1% county-wide sales tax referendum and property tax referendum.
A community's plan for Re•INVENTION
The “Project” process was led by a Community Facilitation team representing a wide range of interests throughout the District, but also engaged all interested members of the broader Geneseo community. Through 10 steering committee meetings and six community meetings, master plans were evaluated, refined and narrowed until a final recommendation was made to the Board of Education.
As part of the master plan, Geneseo's high school environment was completely Re•INVENTED. The spirit of teamwork and fundamental arts education transformed a dated environment into an award-winning home for powerful performance in academics, athletics and fine arts.